Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about unfair pay: I feel so depressed at work because cleaners, securities and cooks earn triple times what I earn.
I work with a reputable mining firm as an administrative assistant. I feel so depressed at work because cleaners, securities and cooks earn triple times what I earn. I always feel sad at work and the hurtful thing is no one appreciates my efforts at work. What do I do? I need encouragement.
Signed, Sad On The Job
Dear Sad On The Job:
Your sadness has a long history, at least as far back Biblical times. Employers tend to pay what they have to, and frequently employees learn that others are paid more. The pay is different for many reasons: length of time employed, difficulty of finding people with the desired skills, type of mental and/or physical labor, and amount accepted when hired.